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Creating Buzz for Second Avenue

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One entrepreneur is hoping to market her social media services to struggling Second Avenue businesses By Catherine Roberts Upper East Side Operating amid the noise, dust and general chaos of the Second Avenue subway construction, Second Avenue businesses need social media. That’s the argument of Yorkville resident Jocelyn Taub when she pitches the services of [&hellip
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The Mean Streets Of The Upper East Side

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Identifying the most dangerous intersections in the neighborhood One corner is plagued by drivers rushing to beat the light and not yielding to pedestrians. Another has a left-turn signal that is timed to pit cars against walkers. Another creates confusion by adding bike lanes and ambulances to the mix. They are among the most dangerous [&hellip
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LETTERS: Weighing In On The Bikes vs. Pedestrians Debate

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Last week, we ran an editorial from editor-in-chief Kyle Pope arguing that cyclists bear the onus of responsibility for safety on the streets and in the parks. Readers weigh in below, with some dissent, and some ideas for improving safety overall. Blame the Cars, Not the Bikes A comment from the web on our editorial [&hellip
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Ask a Broker: How Should I Prepare My Pet for a co-op Board Interview?

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With board packages prepped and ready for approval, there still might be a little more grooming to be done for your beloved canine to pass the pet interview. Potentially pesky dogs could be problematic when it comes to seeking approval of the coop Board, but here are some tried and true tips for success: Co-op [&hellip
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Encouraging Bad Theater

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A comedy writer has created a festival to showcase performances with no expectations By Nicole Del Mauro Chelsea Comedy writer Shawn Wickens knows that some people think his work is bad. Troma Films, Blue Man Group and Comedy Central have all rejected his submissions. Wickens is not ashamed of this. His theory regarding the matter [&hellip
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M.T.S. Opponents Turn Attention To Health Concerns

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Pledge 2 Protect rallies school kids while doctors send protest letter to health commissioner Opponents of the 91st St. waste transfer station have opened a new front in their effort to kill the Upper East Side project. Pledge 2 Protect, the main group fighting the garbage station, focused attention last week on the health effects [&hellip
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LETTER: Working Together On Traffic Problems

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I was pleased to see a resident as passionate as Jean (Guilder, “A Long History of Traffic Complaints,” Op-ed, Sept. 18) on the problem of dangerous intersections. Because of residents like her, I launched the “Livable Streets” program within my first months in office to solicit resident views from 60,000 households on dangerous intersections and [&hellip
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